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Overview

  • 19 references 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Pursuing MBA
  • From Atlanta, GA, USA
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About Me

ME - I go by Vaithi (something like why-tea). I love seeing new places, and sometimes prefer traveling by myself. In the past 5 years, I have seen 39 states in the US, and I'm looking to do the rest pretty soon. I have been to 4 other countries. I moved to Atlanta during the pandemic in 2020. Still feel like I’m fairly new to the area, looking to explore!

SCHOOL - I grew up in India until I turned 21. I came to the US to do my Master's back in 2013.

PROFESSION - I work for a consulting firm and I have an electrical engineering background. If I meet you (and you're interested), I can explain a bit about my job role.

COUCHSURFING - Discovered the couchsurfing concept in 2017, and I have loved it (for the most part). I have stayed with some amazing people, and I have had the opportunity of hosting some amazing people too. This is just the beginning, and I am looking forward to meeting a lot more amazing folks throughout the US (and other countries too).

COUCHSURFING EXPECTATIONS - You can expect a funny, fun loving, outgoing person in me. I only accept requests when I can hang out with my surfer. If I am hosting you, you are almost assured a yummy, tasty, delicious Indian meal with me (of course, only if you want that). If you would rather eat outside, I would love to show you around too. While I am staying with a surfer, I would prefer it if my host can hang out with me (at least during the evening). Or a beer together. At least dinner together (everyone's got to eat). I have had some amazing experiences hanging out with my hosts (and their friends sometimes), and I can definitely say that I have made some friends over the time.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like seeing new places. Trying to cover as much of the United States as I can. I try to get out of town at least once a month. I love doing the touristy things in a new place, but I also love checking out some local spots that I cannot simply find on Google or Tripadvisor. I also believe spending time with the locals is a part of the experience of seeing a new place.

Interests

I like to read, play ultimate frisbee, Racquetball, badminton, and board games, watch movies, try new restaurants and bars, and recently discovered the joys of bird watching

  • beer
  • movies
  • hiking
  • cricket
  • soccer
  • ultimate frisbee
  • liverpool

Music, Movies, and Books

- Crime/thriller novels - Love some of the fan favorites as well (Harry Potter, Inheritance, LOTR series)
- Used to be a big Jeffrey Archer fan I don't read as much these days, but I intend (this time for sure) on getting back on track soon.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Skydive from 18000 feet. That's a 90 second free fall!
- Gone white water rafting four times without knowing to swim :(
- Seen a grizzly bear in the wild from a 20 ft distance

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a good cook. I mostly make south Indian dishes and I'd be more than willing to cook something or share recipes with the host/traveler.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Authentic south Indian recipes. Some electrical engineering knowledge that I can impart. Lots of stories from back home (India).

Countries I’ve Visited

England, Mexico, Scotland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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